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The Smartest Portfolio You'll Ever Own: A Do-It-Yourself Breakthrough Strategy Paperback – September 4, 2012
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"Acclaimed and prolific investment author, Dan Solin, has written another terrific book that offers the reader timeless advice on building a portfolio. The Smartest Portfolio You’ll Ever Own concentrates on constructing a portfolio of low cost funds with a bent toward small cap and value stocks. Based on the Fama-French 3 Factor model, this type of portfolio construction can give you higher returns as compensation for taking more risk." — Allen Roth for CBSMoneyWatch.com
"The Smartest Portfolio You’ll Ever Own… is intelligent, straightforward, and very close to common wisdom." — InfoDad.com
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In his latest book, Solin has apparently overcome his aversion to ETFs and utilizes several of them to construct his `SuperSmart' and `Smartest ETF' portfolios. Tragically, his bond recommendations fall woefully short of the mark. For example, Solin suggests investing 50 percent of the total bond allocation in the SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF (BWZ), a relatively small, thinly traded ETF which allocates almost 15 percent of its holdings to the potentially risky bonds of Italy and Spain.
Investors would be better served consulting the books of William J. Bernstein, John C. Bogle, Larry Swedroe and others for specific investment recommendations consistent with this philosophy.
During the past four years I haven't had the lows or the highs of the equity markets but maintained an honest return that allows me to sleep at night.
The format of Mr. Solin's book makes it easy to read and the takeaways (What's the Point?) at the end of each chapter help keep the reader laser focused. Love it!! You can read chapters in varying order if you can't wait to look at a subsequent section also.
The documentation is superb. My favorite section is the Glossary. I read it a few times to help keep my thinking accurate. I went online and checked the references and they were accurate. I furthermore checked a couple of books out from the library to document the simple underlying premise.
Having read "The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read" before this book probably put me in a little better position to understand passive versus active investing than a first-time reader. However, the book is clear and eloquent with a wonderful sense of wit and dry humor.
I can prove my passive, dull, drab portfolio of index funds (with no fees or minimal fees) beat 95.5% of all investors since 2007. Can you? Buy the book. Read it. Do it. Sleep better. It is great to be in control for a change!
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I have been investing in the stock market for over 40 years. This is the best book I have ever read about investments. It is pure gold. I wish that I had read it 40 years ago. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Richard
A brief and readable explication of principles of how to design a portfolio to minimize unnecessary risks for a given expected level of returns.Published 1 month ago by L. Parker
Daniel R. Solin writes some of the best investment books. Simple straight forward advise. I would recommend this for anyone with an IRA, 401K or cash to invest.Published 4 months ago by J Huffer
Very good book to read and learn about investing on your own.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like it a lot, it's really informative and broadens your knowledge on investing and how to properly invest for retirement and make the smartest choices instead of just adequate... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joseph Cox